Fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out of the five-match ODI series against Pakistan after hurting his hamstring, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) sources told Cricbuzz.
The five-match ODI series gets underway in Dubai on Friday.
“I started my career as a bowler, not as a batsman, so I can bowl. The thing is there are a lot of bowlers who can bowl faster than 130-135,” he said. “We played only with one pace option, so when they asked me if we need to bowl a few overs with the new ball, I said I could. That’s why I bowled a few overs with Chaminda Vaas to see how it goes.”
Pradeep could bowl only 17 overs on the opening day. He had left the field complaining of a hamstring niggle.
Sri Lanka is already going through a tough phase due to injuries to their key players. All-rounder Asela Gunaratne was ruled out of the three-match series after he broke his thumb in the Galle Test.